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Primate sexuality : comparative studies of the prosimians, monkeys, apes and human beings

Author: Alan F Dixson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive synthesis of current knowledge of the evolution and physiological control of sexual behaviour in the primates - the prosimians, monkeys, apes, and humans. No other book written on the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan F Dixson
ISBN: 0199544646 9780199544646
OCLC Number: 793804280
Notes: Oorspr. uitg.: Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University press, 1998.
Description: XXII, 785 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Darwin and friends ; 2. Primate classification and evolution ; 3. Mating systems ; 4. Mating tactics and reproductive success ; 5. Sexual behaviour and sexual response ; 6. Socio-sexual, bisexual, and homosexual behaviour ; 7. Sexual selection and sexually dimorphic traits ; 8. Sperm competition ; 9. Sexual selection and genitalic evolution ; 10. The development of sexually dimorphic behaviour ; 11. The ovarian cycle and sexual behaviour ; 12. The neuroendocrine regulation of sexual behaviour in the adult female ; 13. Hormones and sexual behaviour in the adult male ; 14. Socioendocrinology and sexual behaviour ; 15. Human sexuality in primatological perspective ; References ; Index
Responsibility: Alan F. Dixson ; forew. by Robert D. Martin.

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